Kira Peikoff is a writer based in New York City. She graduated with high honors from New York University in 2007 with a degree in journalism, after four years of various reporting internships: covering street crime for The Daily News, writing about Capitol Hill for The Orange County Register in Washington, D.C., reporting on business and technology for Newsday, and researching feature stories for New York magazine.
To fulfill her longtime dream of writing a novel, she then spent a year exclusively working on LIVING PROOF. The story was inspired by her experience reporting from the White House in the summer of 2006, as she watched President Bush announce the first veto of his presidency to deny federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Peikoff's passionate feelings about what many people view as a controversy of morality vs. science-one with potentially life-or-death stakes-led to the central conflict in LIVING PROOF.
After completing that book, Peikoff worked for several years in the editorial departments at two NYC publishing houses, which gave her an invaluable inside look at the publishing process and the rapidly changing industry.
NO TIME TO DIE, her second novel, has just been published by Kensington in paperback, ebook, and audio. These days, Peikoff is working on her third thriller, freelancing for a variety of major media outlets including The New York Times, and attending Columbia University's Master of Science program in Bioethics. She lives in New York City with her husband and dog.